Setaara Afghan French Cuisine

4.6
384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Afghan
Family owned and operated, Setaara Afghan French Cuisine opened its doors in summer 2019, offering a brand-new dining experience. Located in the heart of Atlantic City, Setaara offers a unque twist on the dining experience. Offering the world’s first Afghan French fusion menu, Setaara goes above and beyond offering an ambiance that’s the closest thing to international travel. This has been corroborated by receiving many notable recognitions. The Los Angeles Times ranked Setaara as one of the world’s 14 best designs of 2020. Craig Laban of the Philadelphia Inquirer has ranked Setaara as one of the 7 best outdoor dining spots in the Philly/NJ region. Opentable has also ranked Setaara as one of the 23 restaurants that define NJ and one of the top 15 restaurants for outdoor dining in the NJ and Philly area. The theme revolves around the golden age of the former Silk Road in Central Asia/Middle East. There are traditional private floor alcoves, immaculate booths, and an outdoor oasis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 384 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome looking place on the inside, great food, amazing service, the hospitality was impeccable, definitely the best place you can go in Atlantic City. 5 stars all around.

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vipRebeccaN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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StephanieF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Restaurant is beautiful but we had a horrible table upstairs in the corner and was very dark. I made the reservation such a long time ago requested the garden and was disappointed where we sat. The food was good and service was ok.

Setaara Afghan French Cuisine
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, thank you for your feedback. Our garden view is the second floor of our courtyard so that diners can get a panoramic view of the garden. All our tables are designed so that most members of each table can get a good view of the garden. We sincerely apologize if you didn't like the spot you were seated. Take care and have a great week.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people. Delicious good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was our first time at Setaara. We were there to celebrate my daughter‘s birthday. Each of us ordered something different with the intention of sharing. All of our meals were very good

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MildrethO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food 😋 and great atmosphere for dining

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vipMimi
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was fabulous….the decor was unique and lovely. Service is slow but in a good way. It gives you time to soak up the flowers and the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Entranceway is dangerous. One of our groupnkacerated his scalp and was bleeding profusely out of too many items, salmon,lamb, chicken kabob

Setaara Afghan French Cuisine
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Our historic entry door is imported from Morocco and is amongst our customer favorites with so many people complimenting it. We do have a sign in front of the entrance warning people to just watch their way heading inside. We apologize if we were out of certain items as our supplier failed to make a delivery in time due to meat shortages throughout the country. Take care and continue staying safe.

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vipSuzannem
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in the lower courtyard. Absolutely lovely setting. Food was delicious and service very friendly. Had shrimp Pernod and Homa’s kabob- delicious.

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RobinM
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hamid was outstanding. Great recommendations and service. We love it there.

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DianneM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good and we loved the atmosphere was great however, one meal didn’t come out until the rest of us were finished. The waitress was apologetic but was loud about blaming everyone else. A free dessert does fix the issue…. Take it off the bill.

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JosephI
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food.
A little pricey

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LisaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like your away on vacation! Our server was great and the food was awesome!

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vipehtBob
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, explained all of the dishes and was very attentive, even brought out a vegetable plate when he noted one member of our party was not eating his complementary soup (very good cream of cauliflower with rice) and found he was lactose intolerant. All of the dishes are plentiful and shareable.

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DianeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Setaara last night! Beautiful restaurant, amazing and delicious food, and our server Bailey was great… friendly, funny, and attentive! Can’t wait to visit again!!

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AlexisM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My waiter was amazing friendly and very sweet. He showed me his tik Toks and made sure all the food was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food but We saw 5 cockroaches!!!

Setaara Afghan French Cuisine
Responded on July 11, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We really do appreciate it. However, you were seated outside and unfortunately no one can really control an outdoor environment despite the best efforts as no matter how much you actively maintain an impeccable environment outdoor, its still outdoor. Thanks again for your feedback and have a great weekend.

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vipPopagano
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For good reason, this restaurant is booked up. The very different but delicious food came out at a reasonable pace. The Afghan platters offer a new palate, without exotic ingredients. The difference is in the preparations and the spices.

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vipPhillyBurbs
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hidden gem.

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Hello
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It will transport you to Afghanistan and Morocco. Home cooking...stick to the meats the salmon had little flavor. Service was a bit slow but the atmosphere made up for it

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AngelR
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant! We were transported to another country, no passport needed. Plenty to choose from for picky eaters. Our server was so friendly & helpful. BYOB perfect! Would definitely dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance ! & food was delicious

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vipPhilly
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

This was a repeat visit but not as enjoyable. I guess in an effort to seat more people they have squeezed in more tables and chairs in what was a lovely courtyard. Now we were on top of our neighbors and easily overhearing each other’s conversations. The food is expensive and I wish the venue lived up to the prices.

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LactoOvo
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Atlantic City! Wonderful food, attentive service. Very romantic. Excellent for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. We will definitely be back!

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MegK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setaara was a wonderful find! The atmosphere is unique and the food was delicious. The restaurant is just as beautiful as it was in the photos. There is something for everyone.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, excellent decor, good food, some items are a bit pricey, but everything else makes up for it.

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CONNIEP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous gem of a restaurant in Atlantic City. My daughter recommended Setaara to us. So happy she did. Will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and service is outstanding and the food was delicious.

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BrookeC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, and service was absolutely amazing. Price was great for everything we got. I would definitely go back and highly recommend to those who have never been.

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VictoriaL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere transports you to another country. Food is inventive and delicious! My New Zealand husband says their lamb chops are the best he has ever eaten. And with BYOB the price is right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved! Cool place

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SteveR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there, beautiful place and food was very good

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Dinner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely exotic setting for a delicious meal with friends.

Afghan salad has jalapeño peppers and we didn’t care for it.

Even in the rain we were outdoors and covered.

Reminder that this is a BYO. No corkage fee which was a bonus.

All staff wore face masks as we are still in the pandemic. July 3,2021. We felt safe in our upper level outdoor seats.

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MayraA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Our server was knowledgeable and service was great!

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Hopsoonie
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a precious experience with fabulous food and service! Loved all of the food. The price is a bit high but it’s so fun! I recommend this to everyone who can get a reservation!

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance but over priced and wished there were more food options.

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vipSelfood
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful food served in a beautiful setting by servers who love what they do

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Aleks
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, service was excellent, but ambience was lacking. The pictures in most reviews don't show that the interior is unfinished. I was expecting something better for the steep prices.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Perfect for a date night. Flavorful food.

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JacquelynG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The inside courtyard of the restaurant is amazing. We really enjoyed the eggplant appetizer, and the moustard chicken.

FAQs

Setaara Afghan French Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 246-7704.

Setaara Afghan French Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.